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JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS -- (Marketwired) -- 10/19/16 -- Randgold Resources Limited (LSE: RRS) (NASDAQ: GOLD)

RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED
Incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands
Reg. No. 62686
LSE Trading Symbol: RRS
NASDAQ Trading Symbol: GOLD
("Randgold Resources" or the "Company")


Jersey, Channel Islands, 19 October 2016
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TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES(i)
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1. Identity of the issuer or the
underlying issuer of existing shares to   Randgold Resources Limited
which voting rights are attached:(ii)
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2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):
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An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                             X
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An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which
may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which         X
voting rights are attached
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An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic
effect to qualifying financial instruments                              X
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An event changing the breakdown of voting rights
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Other (please
specify):
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3. Full name of person(s) subject to the
notification obligation:(iii)                       BlackRock, Inc.
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4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if
different from 3.):(iv)
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5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or                  17 October, 2016
reached:(v)
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6. Date on which issuer notified:                  18 October, 2016
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                                              Total holding for BlackRock
                                          Investment Management (UK) Limited
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or     has gone above 10% Total holding
reached:(vi, vii)                          for BlackRock, Inc. remains above
                                                          15%
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8. Notified details:
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A: Voting rights attached to shares(viii, ix)
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Class/type   Situation previous  Resulting situation after the triggering
of           to the triggering   transaction
shares if    transaction
possible
using
the ISIN
CODE
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             Number    Number    Number    Number of      % of voting
             of        of Voting of shares voting rights   rights(x)
             Shares    Rights
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                                          Direct   Indirect
                                 Direct   (xi)     (xii)     Direct Indirect
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GB00B01C3S32 8,368,526 8,368,526 N/A      N/A      8,436,688 N/A     9.00%
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B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
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Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
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Type of financial     Expiration Exercise /        Number of voting  % of
instrument               date    Conversion        rights that may   voting
                        (xiii)   Period(xiv)       be acquired if    rights
                                                   the instrument
                                                   is exercised /
                                                   converted.
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Securities Lending                                 3,565             0.00%
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American Depository
Receipt                                            7,942,687         8.47%
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C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying
Financial Instruments(xv, xvi)
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Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
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Type of      Exercise  Expiratio Exercise/         Number of  % of voting
financial    price     n date    Conversion period voting       rights
instrument             (xvii)    (xviii)           rights      (xix, xx)
                                                   instrument
                                                   refers to
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CFD                                                25,342   Nominal  Delta
                                                            ----------------
                                                            0.02%    0.02%
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Total (A+B+C)
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Number of voting rights                   Percentage of voting rights
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16,408,282                                17.50%
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9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or
the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:(xxi)
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                                      % of         % of
                                      voting      voting          Total
                                      rights if   rights          of both
                                      it equals   through         if it
                                      or is       financial       equals
Name                                  higher      instruments     or is
                                      than the    if it equals    higher
                                      notifiable  or is higher    than the
                                      threshold   than the        notifiable
                                                  notifiable      threshold
                                                  threshold
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
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BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
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BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
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BlackRock Group Limited
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BlackRock Investment Management (UK)   2.39%      7.65%             10.05%
Limited
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
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BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
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BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
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BlackRock Group Limited
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BlackRock Investment Management (UK)
Limited
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BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
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BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
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BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
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BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco Pte. Ltd.
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BlackRock Asia-Pac Holdco, LLC
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BlackRock HK Holdco Limited
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BlackRock Cayco Limited
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BlackRock Trident Holding Company Limited
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BlackRock Japan Holdings GK
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BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC
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BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC
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BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.
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BlackRock Fund Advisors
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BlackRock Institutional Trust Company,
National Association
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
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BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
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BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
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BlackRock Australia Holdco Pty. Ltd.
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BlackRock Investment Management
(Australia) Limited
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BlackRock, Inc.
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Trident Merger, LLC
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BlackRock Investment Management, LLC
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC
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BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC
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BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.
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BlackRock Fund Advisors
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
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BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
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BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
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BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco Pte. Ltd.
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BlackRock Asia-Pac Holdco, LLC
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BlackRock HK Holdco Limited
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BlackRock Asset Management North Asia
Limited
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
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BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
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BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
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BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC
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BlackRock Canada Holdings LP
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BlackRock Canada Holdings ULC
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BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
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BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
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BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
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BlackRock Group Limited
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BlackRock International Limited
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
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BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
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BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
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BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco Pte. Ltd.
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BlackRock (Singapore) Limited
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
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BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
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BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
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BlackRock Group Limited
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BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V.
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
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BlackRock Capital Holdings, Inc.
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BlackRock Advisors, LLC
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
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BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
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BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
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BlackRock Group Limited
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BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited
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Proxy Voting:
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10. Name of the proxy holder:
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11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease
to hold:
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12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold
voting rights:
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13. Additional information:               BlackRock Regulatory Threshold
                                          Reporting Team
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14. Contact name:                         Marc-Oliver Lesch
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15. Contact telephone number:             020 7743 3650
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RANDGOLD RESOURCES ENQUIRIES:
Chief Executive         Financial Director       Investor & Media Relations
Mark Bristow            Graham Shuttleworth      Kathy du Plessis
+44 788 071 1386        +44 1534 735 333         +44 20 7557 7738
+44 779 775 2288        +44 779 771 1338         Email: [email protected]

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